2013-12-08

Christmas Card - Poinsettia Flower Tutorial

Hope you're enjoying your weekend.  I love making Christmas cards and sending them to my family.  Today, I'm sharing one of those card along with another tutorial.  This tutorial is for making those lovely seasonal Poinsettia flowers that you see everywhere around Christmas time.  You can make them any color you like, but I like to keep mine with the all classic white.  Hope you like my card and this fun Poinsettia flower tutorial.


Materials:
  • 90lb Watercolor Paper
  • Flower Punch
  • Heat Gun
  • Tweezer
  • Scissors
  • Pearls

Cut out some leaf punch.  I'm using Sizzix Leaves die (3 small leaves, 3 medium leaves, and 5 of the big leaves).

Note: if you use the Sizzix leaves die, you will need to place a thin piece of metal or chipboard over the scored center of the leaves to prevent it from cutting through the leaves.
Wet each leaves. I've added a tint of pink Rit die to my water for a hint of color on my flower.
Next, twist each leaf and let aside to dry.
After drying, carefully unfold the leaf and you will get a nice texture.
Add some hot glue to your work matte and start layering the 5 big leaves to form the flower shape.
Next, add the 3 medium leaves with more hot glue to hold them in place.
Then add the last of the 3 smaller leaves with hot glue.  I like to place the leaves off center to the other layers for a fuller look.
Now you can add any center piece of your liking.  I'm adding 3 small pearls and securing it with hot glue.
This step is optional.  Mix glitter and snow mix together.  Add white glue to the edges of your flower and sprinkle the mixture on top.  Tap off the extra mixture and let it dry.

And here are the completed flowers.

It will look so festive on your holiday craft.

Thanks for reading and have fun making them!
Much Love,
Chelsea

21 comments:

  1. Hi Chelsea gorgeous card and tutorial love these poisettia flowers they make the card very special must have a go as have some one in mind
    have a great week

    Jacki x

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  2. as always beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial as well!

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  3. Hi Chelsea,
    OMGosh, another card with the "WOW" factor. Everything you create shows all the time and love you put into it. You created another masterpiece and thanks for the tute on making the pretty poinsettia flowers. I would never have thought of using leaves for the petals. And twisting each surely gives them an awesome effect. Hope you're enjoying the weekend. Have a great week. :-)

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  4. OMG, Chelsea, your flowers are exquisite...so festive with all the glitter. Your card is phenomenal with the gorgeous gold corners and all the texture...WOW....!!!!

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  5. Gorgeous poinsettia Chelsea. Thanks for the tutorial, a keeper for sure.
    Hugs, Katie

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  6. So beautiful card Chelsea. Thank you for turorial, love your cup too. :)
    Jasmina

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  7. this is stunning Chelsea and so beautiful decorated. love your style.
    it is so elegant and so romantic.

    gr karin

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  8. Thank you sooooo much Chelsey for this amazing tutorial!!! OMG!! These are so gorgeous and I was trying all sort of dies and they didn't look good! I will definitely try this next, the twisting gives it a more natural look, LOVE IT!!!!!! Your card is also extremely gorgeous!!!
    Have a Merry Christmas!!!!
    Hugs, Dena

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  9. Chelsea... you are such an amazing talented crafter! WOW! This is off the charts and thank you for showing us how to do it!!! I am so sad that there will be no more CLP Sketch Challenges.... so many of us LOVED your challenge EVERY month :(

    Big Hug...
    Rina

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  10. http://scullduggery-cardsbyjacki.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/cutie-christmas.html
    Here is my version of them hope I did you justice

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  11. super wunderschön ! love,Erni

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  12. Eine schöne idee, toll gelungen.

    ich wünsche dir von ganzem herzen alles erdenklich gute, vor allem gesundheit, denn ohne sie ist alles nichts.

    glg meggi

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  13. Welcome
    I'm sorry that so few write comments
    but that does not mean you do not look at your blog
    I like to watch your work
    and yet always delighted them
    This work is lovely and as always wonderful made and pretty looks

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  14. What an awesome card..And a fabulous tutorial..thanks.

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous & what an easy to follow tutorial. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.
    hugs, Janie

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  16. Love your tutorial . The glitter look is gorgeous
    Have pinned it here:Flower making Tutorials

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  17. Очень красивая открытка и цветы просто превосходные! Спасибо большое Вам за такие замечательные мастер классы.

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  18. Thank you for this tutorial! Your flowers are amazing!

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  19. Спасибо большое, за мастер класс! Очень-очень понравилось!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Merci beaucoup! c'est superbe!

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  21. what a wonderful Idea to do with leaves, so beautiful thank you for sharing , regards wendy

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